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19 Sep 2017 description

La Villa de Los Santos, Panamá, 18 de septiembre 2017 – Con el fin de obtener información relevante para construir planes municipales que atiendan las necesidades actuales y futuras con relación a los Recursos Hídricos se desarrolló del 11 al 14 de Julio del proyecto la segunda sesión de trabajo con los Grupos Focales de Participación “Fortalecimiento de la Resiliencia de los Recursos Hídricos frente al Cambio Climático en dos ciudades de la cuenca del río La Villa en el Arco Seco de Panamá” ,en donde participaron actores clave de los municipios de Chitré y Los Santos, la …

19 Sep 2017 description

L’objectif est d’améliorer la capacité des communautés rurales à utiliser les TIC dans la surveillance du changement climatique et dans la prévention des catastrophes

19 Sep 2017 description

El objetivo es impulsar la capacidad de las comunidades rurales para usar las TIC en la evaluación del cambio climático y la prevención de desastres

18 de septiembre de 2017, Nueva York - La Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones (UIT) y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura y (FAO) aprovecharán sus sinergias para apoyar la implementación de la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible y los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible a través del uso de las tecnologías de la información y la comunicación (TIC).

19 Sep 2017 description

Aim is also to boost rural communities' capacity to use ICTs in climate change monitoring and disaster-prevention

18 September 2017, New York - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will leverage synergies to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals through the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs).

19 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service

18 septembre 2017 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a lancé lundi un « appel à la solidarité mondiale » pour aider les millions de personnes affectées par l'ouragan Irma dans les Caraïbes.

S'il a tué un nombre relativement limité de personnes (35 morts), Irma a toutefois affecté la vie de millions de personnes et causé des dégâts importants aux bâtiments, infrastructures et terres agricoles dans onze îles de la région ainsi qu'aux États-Unis.

19 Sep 2017 description

This reference manual provides in-depth knowledge on the techniques, methodologies and best practices for using geospatial information in support of decision making for disaster risk management for specific hazards. Space-based information can significantly enhance disaster emergency response and preparedness and producing and using such information is critical for evidence-based decision-making. While maps may often look similar, the nature of different types of hazards requires different, thematic-specific information products, which may not be immediately apparent.

18 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18689-IHA/1433

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the High-Level Event on Hurricane Irma, in New York today:

Thank you to everyone here for your solidarity with the millions of people across the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Irma. I would like to express my deepest sympathies to those who lost family and friends, and to all those affected across the Caribbean, and also the United States.

18 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

by Tara R. Gingerich and Riccardo Vitale

What can we learn about resilience by examining completed resilience, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation projects? Oxfam conducted three such case studies in Bolivia, Colombia, and Fiji, looking at the conditions required for successful resilient development as well as issues around timing and duration. This synthesis report presents a summary of the three projects and distills the findings that were common to our analysis of them as well as a related climate change adaptation project in Vanuatu.

15 Sep 2017 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to further integrate agricultural development and climate responsiveness. CSA aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and minimise greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions. Increased planning is vital in order to address tradeoffs and synergies between the three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

15 Sep 2017 description

The climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept reflects an ambition to improve the integration of agriculture development and climate responsiveness. It aims to achieve food security and broader development goals under a changing climate and increasing food demand. CSA initiatives sustainably increase productivity, enhance resilience, and reduce/remove greenhouse gases (GHGs), and require planning to address trade-offs and synergies between these three pillars: productivity, adaptation, and mitigation [1].

14 Sep 2017 description

Por: UNISDR – Las Américas

GINEBRA, 12 de Septiembre 2017 – El Representante Especial del Secretario General de la ONU para la Reducción del Riesgo de Desastres el Sr. Robert Glasser, expresó el día el pasado 8 de Septiembre su profunda preocupación frente a la gran cantidad de eventos climáticos extremos desarrollándose en el mundo y a su rol en futuras pérdidas económicas y en daños a la economía global.

14 Sep 2017 description
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Note by the Secretariat

In its resolution 33/14, the Human Rights Council established the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the right to development for a period of three years, and requested that the Special Rapporteur report annually to the Council and the General Assembly.

The Council appointed Saad Alfarargi as Special Rapporteur on the right to development at its thirty-fourth session and he formally took up his role on 1 May 2017.

13 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

A Changing Climate – And Growing Risk

The deep irony of climate change is that the countries least responsible for its causes will suffer the most from its effects. Nowhere in Central Asia is this truer than in Tajikistan, a heavily mountainous region with a population of 8.5 million and a high vulnerability to climate-induced shocks like droughts, flooding, landslides, and more.

13 Sep 2017 description

Introduction

The notion of disaster risk reduction (DRR) has come a long way from emergency response to disaster risk management with emergency response now being only one of the components of a broader approach that deals with disaster risk in terms of prevention, preparedness and response.

13 Sep 2017 description
report India Water Portal

Authored By : Chicu Lokgariwar
Posted By : chicu

Massive floods have made a comeback this year. What can we do to be better prepared for this new normal?

13 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

LES POINTS MARQUANTS

  • Investir dans des services hydrométéorologiques adaptés réduit les risques et renforce la résilience face aux catastrophes naturelles et au changement climatique.

  • Les pertes humaines et économiques provoquées par les aléas climatiques et météorologiques menacent de saper les progrès durement acquis en Afrique.

12 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C. -  La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) expresa su más profunda solidaridad con las personas afectadas por los recientes desastres naturales que vienen impactando varios países de la región en los últimos días.

12 Sep 2017 description

Washington, D.C.—The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expresses its deepest solidarity with the people affected by the recent natural disasters that have hit several countries in the region in recent days. The IACHR calls on the States, the international community, international agencies, and all relevant actors to join in efforts to help those affected. It reiterates the importance of upholding international human rights obligations in all circumstances during the emergency and adopting measures to respond to the impacts of climate change.

12 Sep 2017 description

On September 6, Hanoi University of Civil Engineering in collaboration with the Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam held a workshop "Knowledge Network for Development of Sustainable areas in Vietnam".

The workshop focuses on urban development under the influence of climate change and focuses on: Risk mitigation by floods - the role of urban greening andhousing requirements. It relates to adaptation to climate and the ability to meet the water demand, urban planning, landscape architecture and sustainable energy.